There’s a very nice interview with singer-singwriter Don McLean over at the Sunday Star Times in the lead up to his NZ tour.
I like what he says about not ‘explaining’ his lyrics after the fact…
“Songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.”
I saw him in concert in Wellington a few years back. He is a class act, a real minstrel/troubadour (a ‘lone wolf’ he told Julie Dann in the interview) …. and for many of us, those songs are inside you, part of your personal history.
Go, if you’re thinking about it or you’re even half-interested.
He is very good.